Swap expensive brow colour treatments for this affordable at-home alternative

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this semi-permanent brow ink

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 20 2022

The product

Thought the only way to achieve precise, manicured arches was a trip to the salon? Well, you better rethink that theory…

The Revlon ColorStay Semi-Permanent Brow Ink™ is a cheap alternative to exxier in-salon semi-permanent brow treatments like tints and microblading. Plus, it’s pretty easy to use even if you’re a novice.

The longwear formula can last up to three days post-application, but it’s the precise applicator tip and spoolie that really give that professional finish. Use one shade for all-over, opaque colour or utilise two or more eyebrow-enhancing hues to create an ombre effect that’s waterproof, transfer-proof and smudge-proof. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this semi-permanent brow colour. 

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Revlon ColorStay Semi-Permanent Brow Ink™ to a panel of women aged 24 to 49 who were looking for a new way to fill in their brows. 

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Revlon ColorStay Semi-Permanent Brow Ink™.

It was easy to use: Our members liked that they were able to imitate similar results to in-salon brow treatments without too much hassle. They found the precise application tip, spoolie and brow ink to be well designed and easy to use.

It lasted a long time: Reviewers liked the semi-permanent aspect of the product, which allowed them to apply their brow makeup and forget about reapplication (for a few days at least). 

Non-patchy, opaque colour pay-off: Review Crew® members were impressed by the non-patchy finish of the brow ink, with many saying it delivered opaque colour easily without looking over the top. 

The verdict

“The applicator allows you to create a precise and detailed brow look with minimal effort, the product applies smoothly and dries quickly. It’s quick and easy to fix any mistakes with a q-tip while the product is still wet. Once dried, this product lasts all day, it does not fade as most brow powders / pencils do, it still looks just as great at the end of the day.”
Locki P
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I liked it!! It filled in my brows well and has kept them looking their best in between brow appointments. Doesn't smudge and comes off easily at the end of the day. I have patchy eyebrows and this brow ink keeps them looking full and non-patchy. Easy to apply, there isn't too much ink on the applicator so there is no worry about overfilling and having product go rogue around the eyebrows. If you are looking for something easy to use and easy to apply, then this is the product to use.”
Jenelle S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I absolutely love this product. I have sparse brows due to years of overplucking and this is the easiest most natural way to fill them in without having some kind of cosmetic procedure. I like the applicator how easy it is to use and that there is a spoolie included in the lid. It didn't last as long as I had expected given it is meant to be semi permanent. However I still think it's a great product and it has become something I use regularly.”
Vanessa F
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this long wearing brow colour? Read more Revlon ColorStay Semi-Permanent Brow Ink™ reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Revlon to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Revlon ColorStay Semi-Permanent Brow Ink™ is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 21/06/2022.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).